MGT 460 - Leadership
2015-2016 Catalog Year
This course provides students with a comprehensive understanding of leadership as a phenomenon and its impact on individuals, organizations, and society. Major theories of leadership will be examined and the impact of leadership on various internal and external organizational factors will be explored. Leadership traits, styles, development, behavior, power and influence, and communication will be stressed. The following intellectual issues will be covered in the course: the impact of leadership on ethics and corporate responsibility, cultural and gender differences in leadership style and values, and the influence of heredity and environment on leadership. Finally, the course will explore the dark side of leadership (leadership incompetence and derailment) and whether or not leadership makes a difference to societal and organizational outcomes.
Prerequisite: MGT 261 and minimum first semester junior standing, or instructor permission.
Advisement Recommendation: Completion of all Basic Skills requirements and Knowledge Foundation courses.
Offered: Fall, Spring